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Politics Round-up: Pigs, new leaders and tax credits

Well. It has been quite a week in politics. Shall I mention the pig? Well. I guess I can’t not really – but like I said in my piece here , it is important to focus on what our politicians are doing right now rather than what they may have done in the past – however […]

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Politics Round-up; Budget Responses

Last week saw a new budget from the Conservative Party and in terms of what got parent bloggers talking, it was the promise of an introduction of a new rule that will see families unable to claim any welfare support for third and subsequent children post April 2017. Most people feel that, while it is […]

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Politics Round-up; Post Election

There is a bit of a political lull at the moment, post election come down or calm down whichever way you look at it. We had the Queen’s Speech so have an idea of what the next year looks like politically, but I think most of us are more concerned with the forthcoming budget speech. […]

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Politics Round-up: Election response

The votes have been counted and verified and we have a new government. Reactions to this news are definitely mixed, and as such this months round-up is just in list form – I am deliberately avoiding grouping them into ‘sides’, as I am hoping that when push comes to shove, we are all on the […]

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Politics Round-up; Have Your Say

With the election just a couple of weeks off politics is on the agenda everywhere you look at the moment. Are you getting hot under the collar or just plain bored? Have any of the parties said what you want to hear or are you still unsure who to vote for or even if you […]

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Politics round-up: Bloggers standing for election and more

Welcome to this months politics round-up. I am starting with a big shout out to two bloggers who I hugely admire. They have both taken the decision to stand for election as councillors in their local area in May. Their ability to put themselves forward, to find time, to want to make a difference – […]

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Politics Round-up: Page 3 and other stories

Welcome to the first politics round-up of 2015. This should be a fascinating year politically, and as we head towards the general election I am hoping to be able to share the views of plenty of parent bloggers – on the issues that worry them, what they would like from politicians and how they will […]

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Politics Round-up: Homeless or hungry at Christmas

Hello and festive greetings to you all. Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but for many it is also a huge struggle as they attempt to manage to celebrate with their children in temporary accommodation or cannot find the money to stock the food cupboards – so I would like to start this round-up […]

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Politics round-up: Equality in Parliament and austerity bites

Did you know that women make up 51% of the population but 77% of MP’s are men? I wrote about the lack of women in politics a few months ago and wondered what could be done to encourage more women to get involved. I am not sure how best to achieve balance, but I do […]

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Politics Round-up: A no, payment cards & MPs behaving sadly

I left you last month with a feeling that Scotland was going to vote Yes. This was purely based on the fact that in my little corner of the blogging world YES was the resounding theme. As you will all know, the answer given by Scotland to the question of independence was NO. I was […]

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Politics Round-up: Scotland decides!

The Scottish Referendum takes place a week today. This momentous vote could change things for all of us in Britain, whichever side of the border you live on, so it is something I have been watching with interest. As an English person my urge is to beg them to stay, but equally if I was […]

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Politics Round-up; A mixed bag.

A variety of different topics got you talking this month, making it hard to pick a general theme for this round-up, so I haven’t, instead here are snippets from the best political posts from our bloggers. Jayne from Mums The Word looked at the housing crisis :- “So, what if our landlord hadn’t had a change […]

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Politics Round-up: Elections, books and when to have a baby

I will start with the big political story of the past month, the recent elections which saw UKIP do well both in local council and European elections. Swazi from Chocolate Is Not The Only Fruit posted about the UKIP mini carnival near her home, and ‘exception’ reporting  just before we went to the polls. Single […]

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Politics Round-up: Young voters & food poverty

My daughter turns 18 in three months time, just a little too young to vote in the European and Local elections at the end of this month. Mary from Keynko‘s daughter has hit the milestone just in time, and Mary’s post talks about her pride in her children’s interest in politics and looks at the broader […]

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Politics Round-up; Budgets and Striking

George Osborne announced his 2014 Budget on the 19th of March. You can read the key points in this piece in The Guardian. But what did bloggers make of it? Well, the fairly tactless and now infamous ‘Bingo and Beer’ posting by Grant Shapps on Twitter was what got my goat, and inspired me to […]

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Politics Round-up; Changes, Childcare Costs and Boobs.

I will start with something I missed last month. Jax at Live Otherwise added her post on the concept of basic income, and her follow up on the same theme to last months linky, and I found it such a fascinating and different idea that I wanted to include them this month. They also inspired […]

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